[arch-dev-public] [RFC] merge /bin, /sbin, /lib into /usr/bin and /usr/lib

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Sat Mar 3 12:36:28 EST 2012

On 03/03/2012 07:24 PM, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Please tell me exactly what I'm looking for, becuase I couldn't find
>> it. I read through your first email, and not once was the following
>> statement made:
>>    "lib/modules is better than /lib/modules because..."
> In isolation many of the dirs under /lib do not make sense to move to
> /usr/lib, but if we move them all together then, /usr/lib/modules is
> better than /lib/modules because:
>  * it increases cross-distro compatibility (due to the possibility of
> /lib being a symlink, which otherwise would not be possible)
>  * it simplifies the filesystem layout (all the static stuff going under /usr)
>  * it allows us to get rid of /lib as a directory, making sure that
> stuff will not "leak" back out of /usr over time
>  * it does not make sense to have both /lib and /usr/lib if we can
> avoid it, we should pick one

I'm against moving kernel modules in any other directory because is NOT
improving cross-distro at all and mostly breaks every application that
expects /lib/modules/`unamer -r`.

Don't drop traditions and I'm ok with it.


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